Driving and Community Mobility for Older Adults (2007)
Critically Appraised Topics (CATs) and Critically Appraised Papers (CAPs)
CAT #1: What is the evidence for the effect of interventions to address cognitive and visual function, motor function, driving skills intervention, self-regulation/self-awareness, and the role of passengers and family involvement in the driving ability, performance, and safety of the older adult? Intervention approaches include adaptation, remediation, prevention, and maintenance.
- Ball, K. K., Beard, B. L., Roenker, D. L., Miller, R. L., & Griggs, D. S. (1988). Age and visual search: Expanding the useful field of view. Journal of the Optical Society of America, 5, 2210–2219.
- Jacobs, K., Jennings, L., Forman, M., Benjamin, J., DiPanfilo, K., & LaPlante, M. (1997). The use of participation-oriented education in the rehabilitation of driving skills in older adults. Work, 8, 281–291.
- Mazer, B. L., Sofer, S., Korner-Bitensky, N., Gelinas, I., Hanley, J., & Wood-Dauphinee, S. (2003). Effectiveness of a visual attention retraining program on the driving performance of clients with stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 84, 541–550.
- Owsley, C., McGwin, G., Jr., Sloane, M., Wells, J., Stalvey, V. T., & Gauthreaux, S. (2002). Impact of cataract surgery on motor vehicle crash involvement by older adults. Journal of the American Medical Association, 7, 841–849.
- Roenker, L. L., Cissell, G. M., Ball, K. K., Wadley, V. G., & Edwards, J. D. (2003). Speed-of-processing and driving simulator training result in improved driving performance. Human Factors, 45, 218–233.
- Stalvey, B. T., & Owsley, C. (2003). The development and efficacy of a theory-based educational curriculum to promote self-regulation among high-risk older drivers. Health Promotion Practice, 4(2), 109–119. [also reported in Owsley, C., Stalvey, B. T., & Phillips, J. M. (2003). The efficacy of an educational intervention in promoting self-regulation among high-risk older drivers. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 35, 393–400.]
CAT #2: What is the evidence for the effect of policy and community mobility programs (e.g., alternative transportation, walkable communities, education, and pedestrian programs) on the participation of the older adult?
CAT #3: What is the evidence for the effect of automobile-related modifications on the driving ability, performance, and safety of the older adult? Modifications include changes by the industry that enhance or hinder the driving ability, performance, and safety of the older adult.
- Allen, R. W., Stein, A. C., Rosenthal, T. J., Ziedman, D., Torres, J. F., Halati, A. (1991). A human factors study of driver reaction to in-vehicle navigation systems. SAE Technical Paper Series, Paper No. 911680, pp. 83–102.
- Dingus, T. A., Hulse, M. C., Mollenhauer, M. A., Fleischman, R.N., Mcgehee, D. V., & Manakkal, N. (1997). Effects of age, system experience, and navigation technique on driving with an advanced traveler information system. Human Factors, 39(2), 177–199.
- Gish, K. W., Staplin, L., & Perel, M. (1999). Human factors issues related to use of vision enhancement systems. Research on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Human Factors, and Advanced Traveler Information System Design and Effects. (Transportation Research Record 1694, Paper No. 99-0737, pp. 1–9). Washington, DC: Transportation Research Board
- LaMotte, J., Ridder, W., III, Yeung, K., & De Land, P. (2000). Effect of aftermarket automobile window tinting films on driver vision. Human Factors, 42(2), 327–336.
- Wolffsohn, J. S., McBrien, N. A., Edgar, K., & Stout, T. (1997). The influence of cognition and age on accommodation, detection rate and response times when using a car head-up display (HUD). Opthalmic and Physiologic Optics, 18(3), 243–253.
CAT #4: What is the evidence for the effect of modifications of the infrastructure of the physical environment (e.g., roadways, signage, and lighting) on the driving ability, performance, and safety of the older adult?
- Ho, G., Scialfa, C. T., Caird, J. K., & Graw, T. (2001). Visual search for traffic signs: The effects of clutter, luminance, and aging. Human Factors, 43, 194–207.
- Kline, D. W., Buck, K., Sell, Y., Bolan, T. L., & Dewar, R. E. (1999). Older observers’ tolerance of optical blur: Age differences in the identification of defocused text signs. Human Factors, 41, 356–364.